Category Archives: Educational Opportunities

Partner Training Seminar a Success

Nearly 100 people attended the CVB’s Connect SGF Partner Training seminar Jan. 5, which included training on the new partner extranet, a research presentation and a program about TripAdvisor. Those who attended can click here for a link to a short survey about the program. The extranet – Connect SGF –  went live Jan. 4 […]
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TripAdvisor Rankings Added to CVB Website

A small TripAdvisor review widget will be added to all partner listings on SpringfieldMO.org. The review widget shows the overall TripAdvisor ranking for the business with a link to the partner’s TripAdvisor profile page. A sample of the widget is shown here:  The Convention & Visitors Bureau has received several requests from partners and visitors […]
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CVB Offers Training Sessions for Partners Jan. 5

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering a training seminar for its partners from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 5 in the Bill Foster North and South rooms at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Sessions will include training on the CVB’s extranet for hotels, attractions, restaurants and retailers. Topics will include how to log in, […]
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News You Can Use About Group Sales

Trade journals, blogs and other online sources provide great information that can assist with group sales and convention services. Here are a couple recent articles providing valuable information about making sure Wi-Fi is working properly during group events. “6 Tips for Getting the Wi-Fi You Need” – Intel’s senior manager for corporate event technology offers […]
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Discover SGF Adds Video Highlighting Importance of Diversity & Inclusion

The Discover SGF program continues to expand with the addition of the 10th video in the series. The most recent video, produced in cooperation with the Division of Diversity & Inclusion at Missouri State University, tackles the important topic of diversity and inclusion and the important role it plays in a healthy economy and quality […]
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Learn About Obtaining Meeting Professional Certification Oct. 18

CVB sales manager Lisa Perez will host an informational meeting about obtaining a certified meeting professional designation from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the CVB offices, 815 E. St. Louis St. in the ground floor of the parking garage. Perez, who obtained her CMP in 2011 will tell you everything you want to know about […]
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Governor’s Conference on Tourism set for Oct. 4-6

Registration is underway for the Missouri Division of Tourism’s 2016 Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism, the largest annual gathering of tourism industry partners in the state. During the conference Oct. 4-6, nationally known experts share information on a variety of pertinent tourism topics. You will discover new ways to tell your story and connect with […]
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CVB to Offer Educational Programs in Lieu of Attractions Council

The Attractions Council has been an important part of Springfield’s tourism industry for many years. Unfortunately, the last year or so we’ve seen declining attendance and participation. We understand everyone is increasingly busy and the content required to keep participants engaged is changing.   The Attractions Council will be cancelled and instead the Convention & […]
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Discover SGF Continues Expanding

During National Travel & Tourism week, the Convention & Visitors Bureau announced its Discover SGF program continues growing with the addition of five new videos, making a total of nine videos in the program. One of the videos features CVB vice president, Laura Whisler explaining the organization’s new brand and how frontline guests can utilize the brand to encourage guests to stay longer in Springfield and share their positive experiences with others. In addition, the CVB partnered with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Ozark Greenways to create a video about Springfield’s outdoor assets. The final three videos were created as a partnership with the Springfield Hotel Lodging Association and other Missouri destinations to offer customer service and hospitality skills training.
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Also posted in National Travel & Tourism Week. 42 Comments

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